Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Contact: Jennifer Myers, Director of Marketing & Communications
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Pomona, CA – Saturday, February 9, 2013 Program held in collaboration with the National MS Society – Southern California & Nevada Chapter.
Edwards, Colo. • November 20, 2012 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a new, free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, February 9, 2013, in Pomona, CA at Kellogg West Conference Center and Lodge. JUMPSTART IN MOTION is an educational and interactive program where people living with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS. This particular program will focus on movement and mobility issues and will offer a special session for support partners to specifically address their concerns. In collaboration with the National MS Society – Southern California & Nevada Chapter, JUMPSTART IN MOTION provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.
“Traditional medical models for managing chronic disease tend to overlook many important aspects of living with MS, including the emotional, interpersonal, mental and social health of a patient,” said Lauri O’Brien, Director of Programs, Can Do MS. “We offer a comprehensive, personalized and interdisciplinary approach to enable people to become active co-managers of their health and well-being.”
Can Do MS connects the expertise of industry professionals across the field of MS care management, including neurologists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, registered nurses, physicians and nutritionists. Each JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program is customized to cover topics ranging from exercise, physical activity, mobility, goal-setting and maintaining motivation and emotional well-being.
Scheduled Workshops and Presentations:
- Keynote Presentation “Exercise, It’s Not Just for Fitness Anymore” – Alex Ng, PhD, FACSM
- “Maintaining Motivation for Physical Activity” – David Engstrom, PhD, ABPP
- “Start Moving, Stay Moving” – Tammy G. Roehrs, PT, MA, NCS
- “Support Partner Workshop” – Toby A. Huston, PhD
The support partner workshop allows family members and/or friends, to be acknowledged, understood, accepted and respected by a community of peers and health professionals.
This JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program is limited to 80 participants and will fill quickly. Lunch is provided for all attendees. JUMPSTART IN MOTION is sponsored by Acorda Therapeutics.
Please register online at www.mscando.org/INMOTION or call Mel McKinney at 800-367-3101 ext. 1281.
A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, Colorado, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.mscando.org or call 970-926-1290.